Round Tower member is new Ard Stiúrthóir of Camogie Association
By William O'Connor
The Camogie Association announced this week the appointment of Sinéad McNulty as its new Ard Stiúrthóir (Director General).
Sinéad is from Ballybane on the Newcastle Road, and a graduate of the Leisure Management and MBA programmes at TU Dublin (DIT) and will take up the role in June.
Round Tower member Sinead McNulty
Over the past 11 years Sinéad has been the Head of Sport at TU Dublin, City Campus, where she has led the planning and development of new sports facilities at Grangegorman and Broombridge Campus and future planning for Sport in TU Dublin.
Sinéad will bring valuable experience from community sports development and leisure consultancy having worked in sport development roles in Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, and as a leisure consultant with Holohan Leisure before joining TU Dublin (DIT) in 2008.
National roles have seen Sinéad as Chairperson of the Scheme Implementation Group of the Government Grant Scheme supporting intercounty Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football players, Chairperson of Student Sport Ireland’s Finance and Governance Committee, and a member of the GAA’s Towards 2034 Committee.
Sinéad is a member of Round Tower GAA Club, where she played Ladies Gaelic Football and has worked with the development committee in the club to secure new facilities and government grant aid.
Sinead said: “While I am sorry to be departing TU Dublin, and the wonderful colleagues that I have worked with over the past 11 years both in TU Dublin and across the Higher Education sport sector, I am excited to take on the role of Ard Stiúrthóir with the Camogie Association.
“I look forward to working with the volunteers, staff, players and supporters across the country, and bring my experience and energy to further develop the sport and the Association.
“It is an exciting time for Camogie, and the broader Gaelic Games family, with the recently launched Women in Sport Policy, augmenting the National Sports Policy and reaffirming the national commitment to the development of sport in Ireland – particularly women’s sport.”
Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta Kathleen Woods welcomed the appointment by saying: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Sinéad McNulty as our new Ard Stiúrthóir to lead the Association in the years to come.
“Sinéad has been appointed after a thorough recruitment process and is a high-calibre appointment who will bring great experience and business acumen to the role.
“I look forward to welcoming Sinéad to the Association when she begins her role in June, and in working closely with her to continue the growth of Camogie as one of Ireland’s leading women’s sports.”